Building & Safety

inspectorThe Building and Safety Team is responsible for the administration of various codes covering the standards for construction, alterations, additions, and relocation of structures, including the appropriate building, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical regulations to ensure the public's safety. Associated activities include the review of non-residential and residential building plans for compliance with applicable codes including energy conservation and handicap accessibility, issuance of building and related permits, investigation of building and zoning code violations, accepting fees for applications, providing information for land use and zoning inquiries, and the maintenance of records.

Inspections must be called in by 2:30 PM the day prior to the requested inspection day.

2023 Title 15 Building Ordinance Proposed Update

Notice of Public Hearing / Title 15 Proposed Document(PDF, 768KB) / Summary of Changes(PDF, 32KB)

Quick Links

Creek Fire Plan Check and Permit Assistance

Apply for Building Permit - Submit Plans

Request Inspection

View Daily Inspection Schedule

Fresno County Ordinance Code Title 15

Highway 99 Beautification Overlay(PDF, 321KB)

Schedule of Building, Land Use and Mapping Fees(PDF, 199KB)

Zoning Ordinance

Zoning Information Map lookup

Recorder - Recorded Map Lookup

Assessor - Parcel Map Lookup


Disclosures for Owner-Builders Applying for Construction Permits / Owner Builder Declaration(PDF, 403KB)

Electronic / Telephone / Fax Construction Permit Application(PDF, 287KB)

Re-Roof Certification Form(PDF, 763KB)

Water Heater Install or Replace CF1R Fillable Form(PDF, 242KB)

Windows Install or Replace CF1R Fillable Form(PDF, 2MB)

Residential Compliance Forms 

Non-Residential Compliance Forms

Declaration of Installation for Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms(PDF, 45KB)

Miscellaneous Information

Plan Submittal Instructions(PDF, 2MB)

Refund Request Form(PDF, 64KB)

MWELO Appendix "D" Checklist(PDF, 2MB)

Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO)(PDF, 1MB) Effective December 1, 2015

Mobile Homes in Earthquakes - How to Protect Your Home and Family(PDF, 1MB)

Residential Solar

Fire Protection Districts requirements(PDF, 601KB) (effective January 1, 2014)

Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Requirements (effective January 1, 2014)

Demolition Permit Instructions(PDF, 52KB)

Septic Setbacks(PDF, 1MB)

SB 407 - Installation of Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures(PDF, 5MB)

Cool Roofs Fact Sheet 2019(PDF, 4MB)

Septic Setbacks(PDF, 1MB)

Required Documents for Permits that Do Not Require Plans(PDF, 51KB)

F160 Demolition Permit Instructions(PDF, 52KB)

New Updates

Fresno County Local Agency Management Program (LAMP) (PDF, 10MB)

Residential Swimming Pool Barrier Requirements(PDF, 706KB)

Residential Wood-Burning Devices Must Comply with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District(PDF, 207KB)

Public Facilities Impact Fees

Agency Documents & Forms from Auditor Controller Treasurer Tax Collector's


Building Inspection

Phone: (559) 600-4560

24 hour inspection request phone: (559) 600-4131


Plan Check Information

Phone: (559) 600-4570


Code Enforcement

Phone: (559) 600-4550

Zoning & Permits

Phone: (559) 600-4540

Fax: (559) 455-4700


Business Hours and Location

The Development Services and Planning offices are Closed every Friday 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Office hours (available by phone)
Monday - Thursday  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday - 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Lobby Counter Hours
Monday - Thursday  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Development Services and Planning offices are located in Annex "A" and "B" just above and below street level of the Fresno County Plaza, 2220 Tulare Street (South/West corner of Tulare and "M" streets) in Fresno, CA

Non-County / Related Links

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - Fire Code

Cal/EPA - California Environmental Protection Agency

CDTFA - California Department of Tax and Fee Administration - information on state programs and registration for permits, licenses, and how to file and report correctly.

CalGold Business Permits - On-line catalog featuring information on permits and other requirements of CA agencies at all levels of government from cities to State departments.

CA Contractors State License Board - Verify Contractor's License

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